Fauci is now seen as an oracle of sorts in the era of the coronavirus.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, wants to see America emulate the Chinese police state in order to combat the spread of coronavirus.
Fauci has said he advocates for customers to receive forced temperature checks before being able to enter a supermarket, a measure that has been conducted in both China and Italy, the two countries ravaged the worst by coronavirus.
“I think the logistics of that have to be worked out,” Fauci said during an interview with Science Magazine.
“That was discussed. All these things are discussed. Not all of them are implemented. This is something that should be considered,” Fauci said of the plan to force temperature checks outside of supermarkets.
“I will bring it up at the next task force meeting and see whether there’s some sort of a logistical, bureaucratic reason why it can’t be done. The rationale for doing it is at least worth serious consideration,” he added.
As Americans grow more fearful and desperate because of the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci has emerged as a popular soothsayer to the hapless public. The public increasingly views him as an oracle regarding the virus, and he has played into the role by advocating an increase of authoritarianism at every turn.
“I think Americans should be prepared that they are going to have to hunker down significantly more than we as a country are doing,” he said during a recent appearance on MSNBC’s “Meet the Press,” in which he called for a national shutdown for a minimum of two weeks.
“You know I would prefer as much as we possibly could. I think we should really be overly aggressive and get criticized for overreacting,” he added.
Meanwhile, President Trump is urging people not to overreact to the coronavirus pandemic.
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump said in a Twitter post on Sunday night. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
However, Fauci has no problem with creeping totalitarianism, suggesting that an unprecedented expansion of government power against the Constitution is nothing to be worried about.
“You don’t want to be complacent. You always want to be ahead of the curve,” Fauci said, “but it depends on how far ahead of the curve you want to be.”
Fauci may be worshiped by millions of scared, TV-addicted Americans as a doom prophet during this pandemic, but the bureaucrat may ultimately cause more damage to America than the coronavirus ever could with his non-stop advocacy of government overreach.